Agile Certification Training

Agile Boost Workshop

Project Delivery

Workshop Overview

Duration:
1-2 days depending on team specific goals

Pre-Requisite:
Any 2 day introduction to Agile such as Agile Whole Team Training

Regardless of the current Agile maturity of the team, the workshop provides participants with an opportunity to greatly increase their proficiency with Agile techniques using their real work facilitated by an experienced Agile Coach. For teams that have been Agile for a while, running an Agile Boost is useful as a refresher to reinforce and validate areas of strength, to learn new Agile techniques, and to work on areas where the team has hit a plateau or even regressed. If you are starting a new team the artifacts produced during the workshop may be sufficient to get started. This workshop can also be run for a project that is being considered but is not yet funded. In this case, it can be used to flesh out the vision and create estimates that can help with the funding decision.

Participants

This workshop requires all participants to be at the same location. Remote participation is not supported. The standard version of the workshop is for a single team at a time.

Participants include everyone involved in the Agile Team including:

  • Management
  • Product managers, product owners, business analysts
  • Designers, Developers, Testers, DBA’s
  • Technical writers
  • Project manager, scrum master

Typical Topics and Activities

  • Product Visioning
  • Agile agreements
  • Epic and user story creation
  • backlog grooming (or creation)
  • release planning
  • iteration planning for your first (or next) iteration
  • Team building

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Break out of the default retrospective format
  • prioritize in a team improvement backlog
  • Understand Team Working Agreements to have in place including: definition of ready, definition of done, and team working agreement.
  • Create a compelling product vision
  • Break up a single release into multiple incremental releases
  • Create “empathy maps” which are a fast way to create lightweight personas, and sketch out a few use case scenarios.
  • Learn or improve on a variety of estimation techniques such as planning poker and bucket sizing
  • Perform the necessary prioritization, estimation, story writing, and Epic/story splitting to create the first iteration of ready stories.
  • Planning for release activities

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